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Supporting the next generation of tech talent

The pandemic has been a catalyst for change for many industries. For the tech sector in particular, it has put the spotlight on the importance of digital skills and tech talent, and the role these play in the growth and resilience of businesses of all sizes.

Instituting a Skills Development Culture

How to institutionalise a skills development culture in order to empower learning and training  Many factors contribute to a workplace culture that attracts and retains the right employees.

The pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in the workforce – it’s crucial that we empower female leaders in tech

The last year has highlighted the incredible capabilities of technology.

What role can technology play in narrowing the cloud skills gap in the UK as the nation moves online?

Cloud computing has become increasingly important to the UK’s fastest-growing companies. A report ommissioned by AWS and published by independent consultancy, Public First, found that more than half (58%) of cloud-using companies say that their business or operating model would not be possible without it, and that those running on the cloud are nearly three times more likely to be growing at over 5% a year than those that are not.

How Can Machine Learning Help the Teaching Profession?

This week (14-18 Sept) is Artificial Intelligence (#AI) and Machine Learning (#ML) Week @AWS_Edu, Head of Education, Paul Grist explains how Machine Learning can help teachers and improve student outcomes:

Six fundamental steps to successfully implement cloud fluency education and a culture of learning in your organisation

Why it’s important to build cloud fluency in your organisation  Cloud computing has introduced a significant shift in how technology is obtained, used, and managed. It’s given organisations the ability to trade capital expense for variable expense, operate at massive economies of scale, make agile capacity decisions, increase organisational speed and agility, reduce costs, and go global easily. No matter what industry you’re in or the size of the business you have, cloud adoption requires that fundamental changes are discussed, considered, and supported across the entire organisation – both within IT and non-IT organisations.

80 percent of IT decision-makers say their teams lack the skills they need

4 reasons to invest in entry-level cloud #talent  According to Global Knowledge, nearly 80 percent of IT decision-makers say their teams lack the skills they need. And this challenge is particularly acute when it comes to cloud computing.

5 steps to incorporate comprehensive skills training into your cloud initiatives

Research conducted recently by independent consultancy, Public First, looked at the value that cloud and AWS are creating for small and medium businesses across the UK, and found that companies running on the cloud are nearly three times as likely to be growing over 5% a year than those who are not. With the cloud, organisations reap the benefits of an agile, flexible, easily scalable set of IT resources to meet their ever changing needs.

Amazon Career Day: 30,000 UK applications in 24 hours

@Amazon has today (17 Sep) announced that over one million people applied for a job at Amazon globally as part of Career Day 2021 – with around 30,000 people applying in the UK.

Amazon creates £2.5 million Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces

@Amazon will expand its support to small businesses, together with Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) re/Start graduate employers and creative industry partners by funding more than 200 new apprenticeships through levy transfers  Earlier this year, Amazon announced 1,000 new apprenticeship roles in 2021 within the company, including 100 degree-level apprenticeships which pay up to £30,000 a year, and more than 500 apprenticeships for Amazon employees 

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